It's not every day that I find a new Korean food right here in Seoul, but last week my friend introduced me to a restaurant chain called 콩불 serving just 콩나물 with pork and hot sauce. You may have heard of '불' meaning 'fire', such as in '불닭', the only dish in Korea so spicy I can't eat it (it also happens to be the same 불 as in 불고기, an extremely mild and delicious marinated beef dish). This dish is spicy, but certainly within my tolerance range. I like how it looks when it comes out... pork on the bottom, piles of bean sprouts topped with hot sauce, rice cake and spring onions.
Of course, you can't cook it like that, so the waiter spread it all out and fried it laying flat on the pan.
And because we're fat westerners that love anything fatty and oily, we even asked them to add cheese on top, which they were kind enough to do. And don't forget to bokum your bap once you've eaten 80% of your kongbul!
To find the 콩불 branch in Hyehwa/Daehakno, from exit four, take the street on your imediate left. At the end of the street, cross the major street and go straight for about 150 meters. Kongbul is on your right.
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서울 종로구 명륜2가 148
MyeongRyun-2-ga 148, Jongno-gu, Seoul
http://www.kongbul.com/ (Korean only website)